Remove Microsoft Hotmail or Live Email Account For Login In Windows 8

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on March 20, 2012

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Windows 8 consumer preview has been out for a long time, we have been using windows 8 as our primary OS for doing everything on PC it seems and feels much faster, easier to use and with the new smart metro UI and apps lot more things are much simple because of the sleek interface of the windows 8 start screen metro UI apps.

Remove Microsoft Hotmail or Live Email Account For Login In Windows 8

Windows 8 provides the option to have either a local user account to login or a windows live account which could be a hotmail or live account with the same credentials you will use in windows 8 as well to login every time. But you actually don’t need to be connected to internet when you are logging in windows 8 using a live account.

Advantages Of Using a Live or Hotmail Account In Windows 8

  • Associate the most commonly used Windows settings with your user account. Saved settings are available when yoiu sign in to your account on any Windows 8 PC. Your PC will be set up just the way you are used to!
  • Easily reacquire your Metro style apps on multiple Windows 8 PCs. The app’s settings and last-used state persist across all your Windows 8 PCs.
  • Save sign-in credentials for the different apps and websites you use and easily get back into them without having to enter credentials every time.
  • Automatically sign in to apps and services that use Windows Live ID for authentication.

So in total if you use windows live account to login in windows 8, your settings could be saved and easily migrated to other windows 8 PC or tablets you use, it will serve as a roaming profile with your windows 8 settings already configured and stored online. But as it seems from the responses we are getting some of users like this feature and some don’t so today we will tell you how to Add or Remove Microsoft Hotmail or Live Email Account For Login In Windows 8

Remove Microsoft Hotmail or Live Account In Windows 8

1. Press Windows + I to access the PC Settings and go to more pc settings as shown in the image below.

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Add or Remove Microsoft Hotmail or Live Email Account For Login In Windows 8

2. Under PC settings click users and then click the button which says switch to local account as shown in the image below.

remove live account in windows 8

3. It will first ask for the current password which will be the live or hotmail account email password as shown in the image below.

live account in windows 8

4. Once you have entered the right password you can go ahead and create a new local account on windows 8 which you are use to login from now on, but once you start using the local account on windows 8 your settings will not be synced across other windows 8 computers and tablets you use.

Add Microsoft Hotmail or Live Account In Windows 8

1. Press Windows + I to access the PC Settings and go to more pc settings as shown in the image below.

Add or Remove Microsoft Hotmail or Live Email Account For Login In Windows 8

2. Under Pc Settings select and switch to microsoft account, you will need to enter the user name and credentials and windows 8 will log off once the process is complete.

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Matej April 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Hi,

Can I remove email (Live) account (and of course calendar, contacts…) just from Mail, Calendar, People app?
Even, if I have only local account in W8, I don’t know how to remove accounts (Mail, Calndar, Contacts, SkyDrive…)?

Regards,
Matej

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